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Placenta Perks Beyond the Capsules

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Postpartum placenta magic goes far beyond capsules.

Encapsulation is so much more than a placenta capsule regimen and helps women go above and beyond to take control of their postpartum wellness and more. Your postpartum placenta specialist brings more than capsules to the table and your sessions can include everything from tinctures to art that encapsulates memories of your beautiful birth experience. 

Placenta encapsulation and processing as a whole is still fairly new to the United States, while placenta has incredible spiritual and physical significance across the globe. We're always setting out to fill in the gaps and help parents identify what birth and postpartum journey feels right for them to help them feel confident as they start this amazing new chapter in their lives.

We're exploring some of the other ways that placenta can dramatically affect the postpartum experience and beyond, helping parents identify all the different and unique ways that placenta can be a recovery tool for their transition home with baby. 

Tincture

Placenta tincture harnesses the healing power of your placenta capsules in only a few concentrated drops. A tincture makes a good supplemental product to your placenta regimen as it has a long shelf life and requires very little placenta to produce. This tincture is made by infusing the fresh placenta in a solution of 95% drinking alcohol. The alcohol preserves the health benefits of the placenta and after six weeks being kept in a cool, dark area the solids are removed from the mixture and it is ready to go. This tincture is a powerful remedy for PMS and menopausal symptoms and additional assistance balancing hormones during the postpartum period. 

Placenta Salve

Salves and creams can also be created using a blend of placenta and sometimes herbal additives that offers some amazing benefits for skin. Many powerful anti aging creams and treatments feature animal placentas as their main source of skin rejuvenation with some help from other herbal extracts. Creams and salves made from your placenta can be used to minimize the appearance of dark spots and even help heal cesarean incisions and scars. Salves are useful for perineal tears and even as a topical treatment for breakouts that appear during your menstrual period or during early menopause. Placenta salves contain powerful proteins and help balance hormones and the nutrient deficiencies in your skin for the best natural skin treatment you might have ever used. 

Placenta Prints

A popular method of preserving memories of your little one's big arrival is using placenta prints as a memento of the incredible, natural process your body. Placenta prints are simply the gentle press of the full and unprocessed placenta onto special paper or prepared canvas with inks, paints or sometimes the natural fluid surrounding the organ itself. Every placenta takes on it's unique pattern with a surface area of winding vessels that once supplied your baby with oxygen and nutrients. These prints look remarkably like the tree of life that has since become an identifiable symbol of fertility, family and growth. These are a great memento and keepsake of your baby's very first days. 

Placenta Art

This art doesn't stop there and placenta mementos are becoming incredibly popular among many families. Umbilical cords can be delicately arranged into hearts where they are dried to preserve the sweet memory of your baby's birth. Some companies even take pieces of your placenta to preserve them in resin, making them a stunning and wearable bead or charm on a necklace or bracelet. 

Placenta is incredible and it's benefits and uses postpartum are astounding. 

Whether you're simply creating a print of your body's placenta to remember it's patterns or incorporating a tincture or salve into your postpartum recovery journey, placenta goes far beyond capsules alone. If you or a loved one is curious about how capsules, tinctures salves of placenta art can nourish your postpartum recovery, contact our specialists for more information about incorporating these services into your postpartum plan.

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